27th May and 28th May 2017

The Edinburgh Running Festival is a large event where thousands of people gather every year to celebrate and run together. The festival offers four different races to take part in - the 5k, the 10k, the half marathon, and of course, the marathon! Every route offers picturesque views of some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks and panoramic views of the city, including, of course, Edinburgh Castle.

The Festival is a fast and flat route, and each run offers the opportunity to chase your personal best, or to give yourself a challenge! Which ever length run you decide to do, you will be cheered on heartily throughout the city. The Edinburgh Running Festival is a very popular event with runners, as it is so diverse, and offers up a lot of options.

How to apply 

If you are interested in taking one of our charity places you can sign up here! For each charity place there is a target to raise:

£100 for the 5K

£150 for the 10K

£200 for the Half Marathon

£300 for the Marathon

All funds raised will go to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. 

Own places

If you have your own place for this event or would like to purchase your own place (which can be done at https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/) We would still love to have you on the team, there is no fundraising requirement we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support us funding research towards a life without Prostate Cancer. Just send us an email and we will get you started on your fundraising journey. 

How we will support you 

  • We will provide you with a step by step guide to fundraising including a pack with hints, tips and ideas.
  • Your very own PCRC technical t-shirt or vest
  • Weekly emails with training guides from our fitness professional, Graeme Hilditch along with a training plan.
  • Supporter merchandise such as t-shirts, wristbands, clappers for all your family and friends who will be there on the day so you have your very own PCRC team
  • Our ongoing help and support with training and fundraising from the moment you join the team.

For further information 

Please contact a member of the Events Team on 0207 848 7546 or send us an email